BOLDNESS…I need more of it!

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Ok…when it comes to most things I’m a wimp. I mean; most things confrontational or would cause others discomfort…or discomfort for me.
Earlier today I did a status update on Face Book, “Does it affect a Christian married man’s testimony if he frequents Hooters?” I knew immediately that I would get ALL KINDS of responses to that. No one was rude at all but I didn’t want it to get to that point. The range of responses were, To each his own but that’s not for us, to Never in a million years will my husband or I step foot in that place.
clip_image002One thing that I commented was that most people would never hear anything out of me until it comes to something that I’m passionate about.
The family is what I’m passionate about. I know that I have a whole lot of growing to do, but because I am passionate, learning/growing is easy.
My thoughts (because it’s my blog…Ahem…My Site, My Right. Thank you):
This establishment and others like it are a blatant blast and attack on the family. It’s one of satan’s tools with the guise of good buffalo wings (so I’ve heard). The moment a person walks in all kinds of forces are let loose. Guards are let down and thoughts start to ensue.
So, what got me on this tantrum? Seeing someone that I know go into the place. I started ranting and raving with my daughter! There is absolutely no need for a man that is a Christian to even step foot into a Godless place like that. Chicken wings can be purchased anywhere! I don’t care if everybody in the office decides to go there for lunch, a Christian should purpose to be set apart (sanctified) from those tempters.
Too many have gotten away from what God’s Word has to say about wisdom and not getting entangled with the ways of the world. I’ve found just the foundational passage that speaks directly to that. It would be very lengthy for me to type every verse but the reference is Proverbs 5:1-23 …the whole thing.
What I’m not saying: I’m not saying that going into those places automatically means that a man cheats on his wife. What I am saying is that it opens the door for all kinds of sin.

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world – the lust or the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. 1 John 2:15-17

This is where my need for boldness comes in. I chickened out and deleted the status. There were other women that whole-heartedly supported my view and had awesome things to say, and there the comments went…gone forever.
Lord, I like the part in Your Word that says “The righteous are bold as a lion.” in Proverbs 28:1. As I learn more of Your Word, grant me wisdom, understanding and discernment for when to speak up. I don’t want the lack of my actions to hinder someone else learning Your truth. In Your Name I pray. AMEN!

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About Kela

I'm Kela! I am a Daddy's (Abba Father) girl, wife, mom, and grandma. I'm also an educator, writer, singer, Bible study leader, and mentor. I'm a Southern girl that drinks coffee even in the heat of Summer. My passion is encouraging others in their faith.

  • Do you hear me clapping and screaming wildly for this? I am SO there with you my sista!

    Great post 🙂

    Be bold in the Lord today!

    I deleted a post I wrote about Ben and Jerry’s ice cream because it was promoting gay marriage. I had alot of controversy on that one–people I didn’t think would get upset did, so I deleted it and then afterward wish that I had not.

    We both need to be bold.!

  • Boldness is definitely lacking in the Christian world today. Good for you for taking a stand! Kudos…

  • I sooooo totally agree…

    we have GOT to guard our hearts and our minds…careful what we take in…we are to live IN the world NOT be OF the world!! There is a BIG difference!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Barbara

    Girl, you are so right. Hooters is just a place for men to stumble. I applaud your stance.

    And your post yesterday inspired me to print out Psalm 119 and start memorizing it.

  • You deleted it? I was thinking I needed to go find that post and comment. Well you are writing about it here.

    You are right about us not putting temptation in front of ourselves. It is hard enough with the world throwing every type of temptation there is in front of us. We do not need to jump on the bandwagon.

  • Like Paul said… things may be permissible, but not profitable. It comes down to the difference of common grace verses amazing grace. When the Lord invited my husband & I to take a seat at the table of amazing grace, it changed everything. Everything affects our Christian witness, and I am not going to help the enemy by taking part in common grace things that will cause my brothers & sisters in Christ to stumble when the Lord is calling me (calling us) to higher places. Look at 1Corinthians: Therefore, since we have such a hope we are very bold. I hope you have a truly blessed Thanksgiving!
    Joyfully,
    Wylie

  • Hi Kela,

    Praise the Lord and thank you for visiting my Sharing Life with Lisa blog the other day. I wanted to come by and say thank you for your warm comment and I have enjoyed your blog. I will pray for the HOLY SPIRIT boldness you are desiring. Speak His truth in season and out of season and as long as you do He will give you the courage and strength do stand even under any persecution or pressure from those who disagree.

    I look forward to visiting again with you. God bless you and Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Hi Kela, I totally agree with you on this one.

    As women who want pure, loving marriages we should be saying these things. Of course, those who don’t agree will talk about how we have jealousy issues. However, we SHOULD jealously guard our marriages.

  • BE BOLD IN CHRIST…and ALWAYS WITH CHARITY
    We are not called to judge someone’s Salvation…but we ARE called to judge SITUATIONS…RIGHT FROM WRONG…and to “Admonish the Sinner” as one of the Spiritual Works of Mercy.
    Places like that mentioned in your post are a TRAVESTY…to God…to the Church…to Wives…and husbands…and children…and mostly…though they don’t even realize it…to the poor desperate women who take up employment there and allow themselves to be exploited, demeaned, used, degraded, and WASTED from the beautiful work God would rather them do in this world.
    Thanks for standing up for purity and virtue Kela.